Expanded California Fire Weather Threats; Unsettled Across the West

A storm system will impact the western third of the U.S.. Strong, gusty winds will increase Fire Weather threats across much of western and central California. Rain and mountain snows can be expected across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies, with wintry conditions in the Great Basin and High Plains. Accumulating snows will also continue across the Upper Midwest to the Northeast.
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Last Update: 216 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017

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40NM WNW Bandon OR

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: Moderate to strong north winds will continue in this evening, strongest winds and steepest seas south of Cape Blanco. Winds will weaken slightly overnight. High pressure offshore and a coastal thermal trough will develop Saturday, bringing gusty north winds south of Cape Blanco. Winds will be strongest south of Gold Beach into Sunday morning. A stronger low pressure system will approach the marine area Tuesday... ramping up south winds and wind waves, with heavy west swell.

Tonight
N wind 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft at 14 seconds. Chance of rain in the evening. Slight chance of showers.
Sat
N wind 5 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the morning... Becoming 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 5 ft at 13 seconds and NW 4 ft at 7 seconds.
Sat Night
N wind 10 kt...backing to S in the late evening and overnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell NW 4 ft at 12 seconds and NW 4 ft at 7 seconds. Slight chance of rain through the night.
Sun
SW wind 5 to 10 kt...veering to W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 ft... Shifting to the NW 5 to 6 ft in the afternoon.
Sun Night
NW wind 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 7 to 8 ft.
Mon
W wind 5 kt...backing to S in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 6 to 7 ft.
Mon Night
SW wind 5 kt...backing to S after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 7 ft.
Tue
S wind 20 kt...rising to 30 kt in the afternoon, then... Becoming SW in the evening...veering to NW after midnight. Wind waves 4 ft...building to 10 ft in the afternoon and evening, then...subsiding to 6 ft after midnight. NW swell 9 ft...building to 11 ft.
Wed
NW wind 25 kt...easing to 20 kt in the afternoon and evening, then...veering to N after midnight. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft...subsiding to 3 ft. Swell NW 12 ft.
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Last Update: 216 PM PST Fri Dec 15 2017
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